adrianjordan wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Yep. I'm with Nathan, there were several people on here quite vocally proclaiming that getting out of an overturned car wouldn't be a problem. They're now conspicuous in their decision not to stick up for their point.
Do "we" have an obligation to answer or otherwise concede the point? Most people agree that the halo makes it more difficult to exit the car, certainly slower, but, probably, not impossible. But, IMHO, Hulk made the right decision not to. The car could have shifted while he did so. His HANS could have gotten entangled in a funny way. He could easily have hurt himself in an arm or something.
But was he in danger because of it? I don't think so. The comment about the hanging cow suggests to me not panic, but frustration. It is the type of comment that comes after asking your team if you should get out or not and getting a "No, stay put" for an answer. He did sound panicky about the fire, the small fire far behind him that put itself out rather quickly.
What would have happened if the fire had spread?
He would probably had decided that there was no point in discussing, and do his best to get out of there. Remember that he has fireproof overalls, a fireproof helmet, etc, etc, buying him quite a bit of time to play with. He would have probably struggled to disconnect the seat belt and Hans for about 5-10 seconds. Then he would have forcefully wiggled himself into awkward positions, and in another 10 seconds he would be awkwardly lying on the floor, unharmed except by his own extraction, just to see that 5 marshals were already at the spot and had already controlled the fire.
Or at least that's how I see it, but of course there is no way to know.